Girls Softball finishes Bay League in third place

That’s a wrap.The girls softball season has come to an end and although it didn’t end as well as they might have hoped, the team agrees it was a memorable experience that all the members of the team will remember and cherish forever. The girls finished with an overall record of 12-16 (Bay League record of 6-4), while finishing third place in the Bay League.Their last game was a loss to Downey High School in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 4 Playoff Tournament.

Senior Mckenna Zayas compared how the season went to how she had expected it to go.

“This season went a lot better than what I had expected because of the overall growth of the program and of the team” Zayas said.

Zayas is proud to say that her team “never gave up on eachother and pushed hard until the very end.” Her team developed as the season went on and gained more “grit” with every game, as well as learning how to “push through the rough innings.”

Senior Marina Griffin also shared her recap of the girls’ season.

“We did have a rough start, but we finished strong and I think we ended up doing a lot better than how people thought we’d do. Even though we fell short, we had a good season and fought with each other until the last game” Griffin said.

For Zayas and Griffin, this season was their last go around in a seahawk uniform. If Zayas could describe her experience as a seahawk in one word, it would be “memorable.” What pushed her to be the best she could this year was the fact that “this time there wouldn’t be a next year.”

Zayas knew that every game she had to “leave everything out on the field because this was the last time [she] would be playing for this group of hardworking girls and [her] high school.” Zayas especially wanted to “leave the impression that [she] tried [her] hardest for [her] team and that they could rely on [her] for anything.”

As the season came to a close for the seahawks, Griffin “really started to notice how much [she] loved the team, the experiences, and playing for Redondo.” She made it certain that she would finish her high school career “with no regrets.” Griffin is “truly sad that it is over and [she’s] going to miss playing RUHS softball.”

Zayas couldn’t have been happier with the way her high school softball experience had turned out.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better group of girls to play my last season with. I felt like everyone had fun and got along. I love all of them so much” Zayas  said.